APIs are the great connectors. API communications now make up more than 80% of Internet traffic and Gartner predicts that they will become the most frequent attack vector this year. Yet APIs are often overlooked in web application security programs. It’s not surprising that attackers are taking advantage of this gap and increasingly targeting web APIs to gain a foothold, deny access, install bots, escalate privilege, and find sensitive data.
In this webcast, ThreatX co-founder, and Chief Strategy Officer, Bret Settle, and CyberRisk Alliance VP of Custom Content Bill Brenner will discuss the types of attack methods used against APIs. They will then introduce an integrative approach to API and web application security that provides full visibility into API and web application traffic to identify bad behaviors and vulnerabilities being targeted.
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Bret has served in multiple executive roles for Corporate Express/Staples and BMC Software. He has extensive knowledge of the software development and security products industries. Bret has been responsible for enterprise security in multiple roles and has been an innovator throughout his career. His proven track record of building and developing high-performing organizations and dynamic cyber security teams helps ThreatX deliver AppSec services that meet enterprise needs.
Cyber Risk Alliance
Bill Brenner is VP of Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance -- an InfoSec content strategist, researcher, director, tech writer, blogger and community builder. He was formerly director of research at IANS, senior writer/content strategist at Sophos, senior tech writer for Akamai Technology's Security Intelligence Research Team (Akamai SIRT), managing editor for CSOonline.com and senior writer for SearchSecurity.com.